William Hovenden

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The millisecond conversation between brain and eye

Human Brain Project scientist Lars Muckli and his team at Glasgow University have shown that the brain helps achieve this smoothness by predicting …

Artificial Intelligence

3 Reasons Why You Should Start A Business In This $400 Billion Industry That Most Entrepreneurs Ignore

This might be better than the next Facebook.<p>Some say it's $400 billion. Other estimate it to be over $800 billion. To put it in perspective... this industry is 6 to 13 times larger than digital advertising. In fact, Google, Amazon, and Bing are fighting to see who's boss in this space.<p>I'm talking …

billionindustry

There Are 7 Types of Near-Death Experiences, According to Science

Depending on your beliefs, the experience of death hovers over our lives like an unknowable but inevitable void.<p>Aside from the well-cited …

The High School Student Who’s Building His Own Integrated Circuits

Sam Zeloof has turned his parent’s garage into a 1970s-era fab Photo: Beth Deene Photo: Beth Deene <b>Electronics enthusiasts like being able to make</b> …

Nanotech

6 Ways to Win $1 Million if You're Really, Really Good at Mathematics

These problems need solving.<p>In 2000, the Clay Mathematics Institute announced the Millennium Prize problems. These were a collection of seven of the …

Mathematics

Snowden's New App Turns Your Spare Android Phone into a Pocket-Sized Security System

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has helped create a new way to protect you from potential snoops.<p>Snowden joined with the Freedom of the Press …

Android Phones

These three strategies can help you master any subject

I learned a lot in 2017. I learned about how the European Union works, because Britain decided to leave it. I learned what a social media-obsessed presidency looks like, and the distinctive outlines of a political party that picks power over principle. I learned that a Trump presidency can force a …

Pedagogy

Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain<p>Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain when we practice …

Meditation

BREAKING: Engineers Just Unveiled The First-Ever Design of a Complete Quantum Computer Chip

The Moon landing of quantum computing.<p>Practical quantum computing has been big news this year, with significant advances being made on theoretical …

GC101: How to Build a Space Bucket & Indoor Grow Tutorial

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should

Lasting growth begins with introspection. These thought-provoking questions will set you up to achieve your life and business goals in the New Year.<p>With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these …

Self-improvement

Iron tools from the Bronze Age found to have otherworldly origins

A weapon as legendary as the dagger of King Tutankhamun needs an epic backstory, and last year X-ray analysis showed that the iron in the ancient …

A.I. bots just dropped a black metal album that will make your head explode

We tend to think of robots as suitable for repetitious and mundane mechanical tasks, and that creative endeavors like art or music are things only …

Physicists Proved Controlled Nuclear Chain Fission Was Possible, 75 Years Ago

<i>This article was originally published at</i> <i>The Conversation.</i> <i>The publication contributed the article to Live Science's</i> <i>Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Solid-state magnesium-ion batteries could lick lithium

Lithium-ion batteries are the undisputed top dog of the battery world at the moment, but magnesium-ion devices have the potential to steal the crown …

A sleep scientist reveals the 15-minute daily ritual that will improve your sleep

A sleep scientist shares his 15-minute daily ritual that leads to a good night's sleep. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Daniel Barone:</b> One of the biggest things that I believe in for myself and what I tell my patients is mindfulness meditation.<p>I'm Dr. Daniel Barone, a neurologist at New York …

How to build a startup while having a full-time job — according to people who did it

Starting a new startup while having other critical obligations in your life, like a full-time job or a family, is certainly challenging — but not impossible. We asked three entrepreneurs in TQ, a tech hub in the heart of Amsterdam, who have experienced this first-hand, what their advice is if you …

Time Travel Is Possible, But We’ll Need Lots Of Negative Energy, Says Astrophysicist

Humans have been fascinated with the elusive idea of time travel for generations, but there’s an astrophysicist who now says that it can actually …

A stable plasma ring has been created in open air for the first time ever

by Dom Galeon November 16, 2017 Hard Science 32288<p>Like Magic, Only Better<p>When it was first described in the 1920s by physicist Irvin Langmuir, plasma …

Boston Dynamics' Atlas Robot Does Backflips Now and It's Full-Tilt Insane

Atlas, the hulking humanoid robot from Boston Dynamics, now does backflips. I’ll repeat that. It’s a hulking humanoid that does backflips.<p>Check out …

8 Ways to Increase Your Intellectual Capacity

Time invested into your personal growth is an investment in your success.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To become a standout success, invest in yourself. The deeper your investment, the more fit you become for sustaining your entrepreneurial journey. You can …

Self-improvement

Scientists created a new organic material that generates electricity when stressed

Stressed Material<p>We all get stressed out. But typically, when <i>we</i> stress, we don’t produce electricity. The same can’t be said of a flexible new …

This Renewable 'Instant Coal' Could Be The Fuel of The Future

It's highly efficient.<p>The world is shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy in a big way right now, but a group of scientists has come up with …

Make A Bit Of Cloth With This 3D Printable Loom

When the hackspace where this is being written created their textile room, a member who had previously been known only for her other work …

Makerspaces

Scientists grow replacement skin for boy suffering devastating genetic disorder

Scientists have grown a replacement, genetically modified skin to cover almost the entire body of a seven-year-old Syrian boy who was suffering from a devastating genetic disorder.<p>The treatment marks a rare and striking success for the field of regenerative medicine, which has been struggling to …

Genetics

Scientists Have Mapped Marijuana’s Genome—Revealing New Medicinal Potential

The Human Genome Project is still recognized as the most collaborative scientific project to this day, identifying and mapping the entirety of the …

Cannabis

6 Must-Read Books for Data Pros

<i>(This article is a sponsored placement written by Capella University, and republished from the Capella blog.)</i><p>You’ll find a large selection of books …

Magenta greenhouse glass generates electricity, doesn't bug plants

Greenhouses already tend to be situated in such a way that they receive a lot of sunlight, so why not incorporate solar panels into them? That's just …

Can You Train Yourself to Develop Supersenses? Here's What Science Says

We're down for this.<p>Wouldn't it be great to be able to hear what people whispered behind your back? Or to read the bus timetable from across the …